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'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' pays tribute to Bob Marley May 9-13

by jmaloni
Tue, May 3rd 2011 06:00 pm

NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (Monday-Friday, 12:35 a.m. ET) will host a weeklong tribute to Bob Marley beginning May 9 to honor the 30th anniversary of his last concert and death. Jimmy welcomes musicians Ziggy Marley, Chris Cornell, Jennifer Hudson, Jakob Dylan and Lenny Kravitz to celebrate the legendary reggae artist's musical legacy. Each night, the "Late Night" musical guest performs a classic Marley song.

The weeklong event is sponsored by Anheuser-Busch.

"Big up Jimmy Fallon for honoring the memory of my father," said Ziggy Marley. "Much respect."

In his first appearance on "Late Night," Marley kicks off this special event on Monday, May 9, when he sits down with Jimmy to chat about his dad and sticks around after to perform.

On Tuesday, May 10, the commemoration continues with a performance by Chris Cornell; Wednesday, May 11, Jennifer Hudson is scheduled to sing; followed by Jakob Dylan on Thursday, May 12, and Lenny Kravitz to close out the week on Friday, May 13.

Bob Marley's last concert was at The Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh on Sept. 23, 1980, and featured many of his biggest hits. Universal Music Enterprise recently released a CD of the live concert in a two-CD collection, which includes "Get Up Stand Up," the last song Marley ever performed live in concert.

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